A Song for John McCain

What's clicking on the BPP blog, including a YouTube clip for the Republican presidential candidate that's probably too good to be be true.

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ALISON STEWART, host:

We have your Jabba the Hutt beanbag chair right here on the Bryant Park Project blog, or at least a slide show of it.

RACHEL MARTIN, host:

That sounds gross. He was slimy.

STEWART: Web editor Laura Conaway is here to make the pitch.

LAURA CONAWAY: Good morning!

STEWART: How are you?

CONAWAY: All right. It's not hard to see why the Jabba the Hutt beanbag chair didn't really take off.

STEWART: As I said to the nice gentleman, I would not put my tuchas in that thing.

CONAWAY: No, it looks like something your puppy left.

STEWART: Or your parents told you to stay away from.

CONAWAY: Something like that, yeah, to be avoided. Those guys are pretty cool, the "Star Wars" merchandise guys.

STEWART: They're great, and they provided some really beautiful - the sketches themselves are beautiful.

CONAWAY: Yeah, they're terrific. Yeah, Ian Chillag put together a slide show of it, and it's really worth checking out Steve Ross and Jason Geyers. It's not everybody who can make such absolute gold out of their rejects.

STEWART: So true. The gumball machine, the Princess Leia headphones, the Weber grill? Yeah, exactly, what it - I'm not going to say it anymore.

CONAWAY: Go through it a little bit. There's one where they have - is it Luke Skywalker who sort of, I don't know what you would call it, but he's in front of the refrigerator?

STEWART: That's Han Solo, remember when Hans gets frozen?

MARTIN: Coming out of the frozen chemical!

CONAWAY: You guys, I stopped at "Star Wars I." I know nothing about the rest, but I have to say that the idea of having that in my kitchen on my refrigerator every day is - I wouldn't want that either, any more than I would want the Jabba the Hutt. Although I am with you on the Princess Leia headphones. I think that those are incredibly cool.

STEWART: There's lots of cool stuff. You have to go through the slide show. I've already been through it twice.

CONAWAY: You totally have to get that. Alison, you came in this morning and rang the bell on something on the blog.

STEWART: No!

CONAWAY: So I thought we'd pay a little more attention to it.

STEWART: OK.

CONAWAY: It is a song - well, if you could see - if somebody could do air quotes on the radio, I'm doing them right now. A "song" for John McCain, from the McCain Girls, which is kind of making the rounds. I'm not really sure if it's listenable.

STEWART: It's a takeoff on the Weather Girls' "It's Raining Men."

CONAWAY: OK.

STEWART: Remember that song? "It's raining men, hallelujah, it's raining men"? So these are the McCain Girls. It's a video. We assume these three women are McCain supporters. I say "assume." After you hear this, you may understand why.

CONAWAY: Let's just play it.

(Soundbite of YouTube video "Raining McCain")

MCCAIN GIRLS: (Singing) In the 2008 election, The forecast calls for rain. For the first time in history It's gonna start raining McCain!

It's raining McCain! Hallelujah! It's raining McCain! Amen!

CONAWAY: All right. This is the age of YouTube politics.

STEWART: Yeah, yeah, and sort of the sassy part of the Weather Girls is they were big ladies. They were kind of sassy and attractive, being a little...

CONAWAY: Yeah? There's some size going on here in this music video.

STEWART: Yeah. And my question was, and that's not to say anything mean about the ladies in the video, except that they have a little interesting idea of what a tune is - I watched this - I just kind of needed to have some "mental sorbet." I was studying French terrorist surveillance in Bhutan, and I said, let's just look at this video, and then I thought to myself, is this really by McCain supporters? Or this some DNC plant?

MARTIN: A ploy?

STEWART: I can't decide!

CONAWAY: It may come - I've just been blogging a little bit this morning - it may come from a comedy website, two, three, six - 23, six, I guess how you'd say it. 236.com.

STEWART: Oh, sure. I think we actually had them on!

CONAWAY: They're the same people who did "Obama-sistable," which I just read has all the charms of "We Built This City," and maybe half the calories. It's YouTube - it's YouTube election.

STEWART: Well, you know what? I want people to go to our blog, watch it, and see if you think these women are really Obama supporters, I mean, McCain supporters, or if...

CONAWAY: Or really Obama supporters.

STEWART: Or really Obama supporters.

CONAWAY: There's nothing you can say, it's like, it's there. We blog it. You decide.

STEWART: Need to know. Hey, Laura Conaway, thanks a lot.

CONAWAY: Thank you.

MARTIN: That does it for this hour of the BPP. Thanks as always for joining us. We're online. We just talked about it. You can go there, our blog, npr.org/bryantpark. I'm Rachel Martin.

STEWART: And I'm Alison Stewart. Thank you for listening to the Bryant Park Project from NPR News.

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